Evergreen Development Expands into New Markets, Announces New President

In response to strategic growth and expansion into new markets, Phoenix-based Evergreen Development Company announced changes to its executive leadership structure.

Effective April, 2017, Laura Ortiz will take the helm as the company’s new President. Ortiz has been a key member of Evergreen’s executive and leadership team since 2001 and assumes the role previously held by Bruce Pomeroy, who will now serve as Executive Chairman. Together with Andrew Skipper, Chief Executive Officer and Tyler Carlson, Executive Vice President, Ortiz and Pomeroy are the owners of the company. Doug Leventhal, who continues in his role as Chief Operating Officer, rounds out the Executive Leadership team.

Pomeroy, who will continue his full-time involvement and ownership at Evergreen for the next decade, announced the appointment: “Laura is an exceptional leader. She has played a pivotal role in our growth and has earned the team’s deep respect – forged over many years and hundreds of projects – as a consummate real estate professional. She has my complete trust and I know she embodies the principles of honesty and integrity that are vital elements of our company’s culture.”

“Bruce has done an outstanding job guiding our company for over 40 years through its remarkable growth, and I’m excited to build on this legacy,” said Ortiz. “I am privileged to lead the exceptionally talented team of men and women at Evergreen as we continue our strategic growth and expansion.”

Evergreen’s expansion into new markets includes Utah, Idaho and Nevada. With a strong reputation for new development of shopping centers and multi-family communities in the West, Evergreen is focusing on additional lines of business including value-add retail and value-add apartments.

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